Here are the readings and prayers for this weekend. I hope your fast is going well and that you are growing closer to God. He and I had a long talk last night when I was craving a big chop brisket sandwich!! I got over it though (Thank you Jesus!!) This is what is all about. We give up things we love so we can tune ourselves to God and hear what he is telling us. I pray you are making it through and that God is speaking to you.
Enjoy your weekend.
January 8: Reading John 5
Pray for any people you know who do not know Christ or have fallen away from Him. Ask God to reveal Himself to them and draw them to Himself. If any are filled with hurt, shame, doubt or fear, pray that they will run to God and not away from Him. Pray a hedge of protection around your family from all deception, temptation, and any plans of the Satan would bring against them.
…Believe in and on the Lord Jesus Christ—that is, give yourself up to Him, take yourself out of your own keeping and entrust yourself into His keeping, and you will be saved; [and this applies both to] you and your household as well. (Acts 16:31, AMP)
January 9: Reading John 6
If you have never prayed, worshipped, or shared communion together as a family unit, or if you have gotten away from this habit, consider how you can begin this practice regularly. Set aside time today to pray with at least one other family member.
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15, NKJV)
January 10: Reading John 7
Pray for the healing of families. Ask God to restore any broken marriages for which you are aware. Pray for reconciliation between parents and children and to repair broken relationships among other family members.
Turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers... (Malachi 4:6, NKJV)